Keeping the wheels turning at Ross Shop-Mobility

Published by EnviroAbility on 15th of November 2018

Sam Humble, Gregg Mills, Nathan Jones and Savanna Creed from Ross Shop-Mobility

EnviroAbility, a charity that enables people from disadvantaged groups to be involved in projects that make a positive contribution within their area and help people realise they can become an asset to the community.

Following requests from the public EnviroAbility also set up and runs. Ross-On-Wye Shop-mobility. It is based in our We-Do-Books shop in Cantaloupe road. This has been run in partnership with people from disadvantaged groups. These services have successfully serving both the community and visitors to the area for nearly 20 years. Time has taken its toll and the condition of the scooters has been deteriorating.

A local Occupational Therapist that helped launch the scheme, Beverly Humble knew of the value it has for people with reducing mobility. As a concerned person she had been talking to one of her contacts, Greg Mills of Mills Mobility, based in Hereford about Ross-On-Wye Shop-mobility.

Greg showed some interest so, with his agreement, she passed on his details to the group within EnviroAbility that runs Shop-Mobility.

EnviroAbility’s Sam spoke to Greg about the Ross scheme; he came and visited the team. After having a look Greg said he was impressed by:

a) the hours it was available and

b) was pleased to meet and see people with disabilities actually taking an active part in running the service.

Greg owns and runs Mills Mobility; he supports other Shop mobility services in the County. He has offered to assist our local group service and maintain our scooters even loaning us replacements while they were being worked on. His contribution will mean that the project can safely continue for the foreseeable future.

We at EnviroAbility would like to thank him for his invaluable contribution to the people that do and may well need this service in the future. His contribution will make a huge difference, but don’t just sit back saying that’s good as we still need more local volunteers to contribute to the Ross initiatives.

If you would like to get involved in the community we are looking for volunteers, we reassure you, you will make a difference. Not sure it’s for you or want to discuss the possibilities please call EnviroAbility on 01989 763388.

We also have vacancies for people looking to buy a care package for either themselves or for someone they care for. We specialise in providing a high quality of care whilst helping individuals play an active part in making a positive contribution within their community. It costs nothing to come and natter about opportunities; we have been active since 1999, so it is not a fad we offer real chances whilst having fun.

Project: Shop Mobility